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A collection of STEM project kits from the STEMonade Stand at the Morton Grove Public Library in Morton Grove, Illinois. Visit mgpl.org/stemonade to learn more.


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Jan 25, 2023 Morton Grove Public Library
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This is a cylindrical mirror anamorphosis project from the STEMonade Stand at the Morton Grove Public Library in Morton Grove, IL. The kit debuted on January 24, 2023. For a print-optimized version of the booklet and the templates, email STEMonade@mgpl.org.  Learn more about the STEMonade Stand. Notes for project preppers: We used mirrored cricut film for this kit -- it's cheap, naturally wants to roll into a tube, and actually reflective enough to do the job. We cut them into 6-inch x 3-inch...
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Jan 13, 2023 Morton Grove Public Library
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This is an Upcycled Magazine Beads project from the STEMonade Stand at the Morton Grove Public Library in Morton Grove, IL. The kit debuted on January 13, 2023. For a print-optimized version of the booklet, email STEMonade@mgpl.org.  Learn more about the STEMonade Stand . Note for project preppers: You don't actually need special stretchy string for this project. We just happened to have a stash cluttering up the supply cabinet. Use whatever you have on hand!
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Dec 27, 2022 Morton Grove Public Library
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This is a Spinning Noisemaker project from the STEMonade Stand at the Morton Grove Public Library in Morton Grove, IL. The kit debuted on December 27, 2022. For a print-optimized version of the booklet, email STEMonade@mgpl.org.  Learn more about the STEMonade Stand . Note for project preppers:  The foam strips should be the same length as your craft stick. For reference, our strings were about 12 inches long, but they don't need to be precise for the noisemakers to work. 
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Dec 12, 2022 Morton Grove Public Library
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This is a Slingshot Car project from the STEMonade Stand at the Morton Grove Public Library in Morton Grove, IL. The kit debuted on December 12, 2022. For a print-optimized version of the booklet, email STEMonade@mgpl.org.  Learn more about the STEMonade Stand . Note for project preppers: To make the wheels, we die-cut corrugated cardboard circles and pre-punched tiny holes in the center. This method was a bit more time-intensive, but it was free. If you prefer to spend money rather than time,...
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Nov 29, 2022 Morton Grove Public Library
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This is a Braille Exploration from the STEMonade Stand at the Morton Grove Public Library in Morton Grove, IL. The kit debuted on November 28, 2022. For a print-optimized version of the booklet, email STEMonade@mgpl.org.  Learn more about the STEMonade Stand . Note for project preppers: The printables for this project came from https://www.amnh.org/explore/ology/brain/read-with-your-fingers2/activity-instructions.
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Nov 15, 2022 Morton Grove Public Library
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This is a Gobble Wobbler project from the STEMonade Stand at the Morton Grove Public Library in Morton Grove, IL. The kit debuted on November 14, 2022. For a print-optimized version of the booklet, email STEMonade@mgpl.org.  Learn more about the STEMonade Stand . Notes for project preppers: The Gobble Wobbler template and concept is from “Mystery Science”: https://mysteryscience.com/trending/mystery-19/ animal-traits-behaviors/468#slide-id-0
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Nov 1, 2022 Morton Grove Public Library
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Human Skeleton: Assemble! This is a kit from the STEMonade Stand at the Morton Grove Public Library in Morton Grove, IL. The kit debuted on November 1, 2022. For a print-optimized version of the booklet, email STEMonade@mgpl.org.  Learn more about the STEMonade Stand . Note for project preppers: The bone printables come from Adventure in a Box: https://www.adventure-in-a-box.com/product/life-size-printable-skeleton-paper-model/. We printed half-size instead of life-size. 
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Oct 17, 2022 Morton Grove Public Library
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This is an Itsy Bitsy Spider Challenge kit from the STEMonade Stand at the Morton Grove Public Library in Morton Grove, IL. The kit debuted on October 17, 2022. For a print-optimized version of the booklet, email STEMonade@mgpl.org.  Learn more about the STEMonade Stand . Notes for project preppers: This is one of those kitchen sink projects. Aside from paper clips, string, and a Halloween plastic spider ring, you can use whatever materials you have on hand: straws, index cards, cross-sections...
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Oct 4, 2022 Morton Grove Public Library
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This is a Car Lab (Ramp It Up!) from the STEMonade Stand at the Morton Grove Public Library in Morton Grove, IL. The kit debuted on October 3, 2022. For a print-optimized version of the booklet, email STEMonade@mgpl.org.  Learn more about the STEMonade Stand . Notes for project preppers: The ramps for this lab were 11 x 2-inch strips of chipboard with fold lines drawn at 1 and 3 inches from the bottom. The materials for testing friction measured 8 x 2 inches. 
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Sep 19, 2022 Morton Grove Public Library
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This is an Indoor Rainbow Lab from the STEMonade Stand at the Morton Grove Public Library in Morton Grove, IL. The kit debuted on September 19, 2022. For a print-optimized version of the booklet, email STEMonade@mgpl.org.  Learn more about the STEMonade Stand . Notes for project preppers: Now that computers are doing away with CD drives, lots of people have stacks of old CD-Rs collecting dust. Free project supplies!
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Sep 6, 2022 Morton Grove Public Library
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This is a Frisbee Dog project from the STEMonade Stand at the Morton Grove Public Library in Morton Grove, IL. The kit debuted on September 6, 2022. For a print-optimized version of the booklet and the dog and frisbee template, email STEMonade@mgpl.org.  Learn more about the STEMonade Stand . Notes for project preppers: Prep for this project involves drilling. Woohoo! Secure your clothespins in a vise, then bzzzzz through top and bottom with your drill. Have fun!
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Aug 29, 2022 Morton Grove Public Library
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This is a magnetic spinning circle project from the STEMonade Stand at the Morton Grove Public Library in Morton Grove, IL. The kit debuted on August 29, 2022. For a print-optimized version of the booklet, email STEMonade@mgpl.org.  Learn more about the STEMonade Stand . Notes for project preppers: The titular circles in this project are the metal ends from frozen lemonade concentrate containers. Our library happens to have a staffer who collects them. This project will also work with...
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Aug 29, 2022 Morton Grove Public Library
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This is a coding keychain project from the STEMonade Stand at the Morton Grove Public Library in Morton Grove, IL. The kit debuted on August 22, 2022. For a print-optimized version of the booklet and the ASCII printable, email STEMonade@mgpl.org.  Learn more about the STEMonade Stand . Notes for project preppers: We used pony beads for this keychain project since they are affordable and kid-friendly.
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Aug 15, 2022 Morton Grove Public Library
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This is a stroboscope project from the STEMonade Stand at the Morton Grove Public Library in Morton Grove, IL. The kit debuted on August 15, 2022. The disk template was created by the Exploratorium and is available at exploratorium.edu/snacks/whirling-watcher. For a print-optimized version of the booklet, email STEMonade@mgpl.org.  Learn more about the STEMonade Stand .
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Aug 9, 2022 Morton Grove Public Library
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This is a Periodic Table Plushie project from the STEMonade Stand at the Morton Grove Public Library in Morton Grove, IL. The kit debuted on August 8, 2022. For a print-optimized version of the booklet, email STEMonade@mgpl.org.  Learn more about the STEMonade Stand . Notes for project preppers: This was a "kitchen sink" type project for us, mostly using components we had kicking around. The letter Os were die-cut out of felt, and the 8s were sticky-backed vinyl cut on a cricut...
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Aug 1, 2022 Morton Grove Public Library
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This is a Tri-Squares Tile Game from the STEMonade Stand at the Morton Grove Public Library in Morton Grove, IL. The kit debuted on August 1, 2022. For a print-optimized version of the booklet, email STEMonade@mgpl.org.  Learn more about the STEMonade Stand . Notes for project preppers: We used the tile templates (printed on cardstock) with permission from the Deceptively Educational blog: https://deceptivelyeducational.blogspot.com/2014/06/triangles-to-squares-take-long-game.html.
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Jul 25, 2022 Morton Grove Public Library
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This is a "Spool Knit a Garter Snake" project from the STEMonade Stand at the Morton Grove Public Library in Morton Grove, IL. The kit debuted on July 25, 2022. For a print-optimized version of the booklet and the snake head template, email STEMonade@mgpl.org.  Learn more about the STEMonade Stand . Notes for project preppers: We used heavy industrial toilet paper tubes for the knitting spools since they don't crumple up like their lighter residential cousins. Each kit contained...
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Jul 18, 2022 Morton Grove Public Library
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This is a Nature Quest: FLOWERS project from the STEMonade Stand at the Morton Grove Public Library in Morton Grove, IL. The kit debuted on July 18, 2022. For a print-optimized version of the booklet and the flower identifier template, email STEMonade@mgpl.org.  Learn more about the STEMonade Stand .
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Jul 12, 2022 Morton Grove Public Library
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This is a pH Testing Rainbow project from the STEMonade Stand at the Morton Grove Public Library in Morton Grove, IL. The kit debuted on July 11, 2022. For a print-optimized version of the booklet and the pH rainbow template, email STEMonade@mgpl.org.  Learn more about the STEMonade Stand .
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Jul 5, 2022 Morton Grove Public Library
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This is a Fish Kids & Combinatorics project from the STEMonade Stand at the Morton Grove Public Library in Morton Grove, IL. The kit debuted on July 5, 2022. The fish kid printables are Olliblocks, available for purchase at https://caravanshoppe.com/collections/olliblocks. For a print-optimized version of the booklet, email STEMonade@mgpl.org.  Learn more about the STEMonade Stand . Note for project preppers: We used 1-inch wooden blocks because they were our most affordable option.
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Jun 27, 2022 Morton Grove Public Library
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This is an Arithme-Splat activity from the STEMonade Stand at the Morton Grove Public Library in Morton Grove, IL. The kit debuted on June 27, 2022. For a print-optimized version of the booklet, email STEMonade@mgpl.org.  Learn more about the STEMonade Stand . Note for project preppers: We happened to have 2,000 freebie water balloons that came with a library purchase. Combining them with math promoted their use for good instead of evil. 
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Jun 20, 2022 Morton Grove Public Library
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This is a Magnetic Fishing project from the STEMonade Stand at the Morton Grove Public Library in Morton Grove, IL. The kit debuted on June 20, 2022. For a print-optimized version of the booklet, email STEMonade@mgpl.org.  Learn more about the STEMonade Stand .
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Jun 14, 2022 Morton Grove Public Library
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This is a 3-penny fidget spinner project from the STEMonade Stand at the Morton Grove Public Library in Morton Grove, IL. The kit debuted on June 13, 2022. The shape template we used originated on redtedart.com. For a print-optimized version of the booklet, email STEMonade@mgpl.org.  Learn more about the STEMonade Stand . Note for project preppers: Our library happened to have several hundred Chicago screws on hand from a past project. They really were optimal for these fidget spinners, but...
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Jun 6, 2022 Morton Grove Public Library
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This is a Trio of Science Tricks from the STEMonade Stand at the Morton Grove Public Library in Morton Grove, IL. The kit debuted on June 6, 2022. For a print-optimized version of the booklet, email STEMonade@mgpl.org.  Learn more about the STEMonade Stand .
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May 31, 2022 Morton Grove Public Library
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This is a Leap Frog Game from the STEMonade Stand at the Morton Grove Public Library in Morton Grove, IL. The kit debuted on May 31, 2022. For a print-optimized version of the booklet and the game templates, email STEMonade@mgpl.org.  Learn more about the STEMonade Stand . Note for project preppers: We printed our game templates on cardstock, and then separated the game piece sections from the game boards. This prevented kids' game boards from ending up with cut out pieces still attached.
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May 24, 2022 Morton Grove Public Library
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This is an Even Keel Boat Lab project from the STEMonade Stand at the Morton Grove Public Library in Morton Grove, IL. The kit debuted on May 23, 2022. For a print-optimized version of the booklet, email STEMonade@mgpl.org.  Learn more about the STEMonade Stand .
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May 16, 2022 Morton Grove Public Library
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This is a bubble snake project from the STEMonade Stand at the Morton Grove Public Library in Morton Grove, IL. The kit debuted on May 16, 2022. For a print-optimized version of the booklet, email STEMonade@mgpl.org.  Learn more about the STEMonade Stand .
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May 9, 2022 Morton Grove Public Library
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This is a flappy bird project from the STEMonade Stand at the Morton Grove Public Library in Morton Grove, IL. The kit debuted on May 2, 2022. For a print-optimized version of the booklet and cockatoo templates, email STEMonade@mgpl.org.  Learn more about the STEMonade Stand . Notes for project preppers: We printed our cockatoos on light cardstock. The skinny strips of cardstock were pretty much scraps we trimmed off the ends.
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May 9, 2022 Morton Grove Public Library
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This is a Fibonacci bracelet project from the STEMonade Stand at the Morton Grove Public Library in Morton Grove, IL. The kit debuted on May 9, 2022. For a print-optimized version of the booklet, email STEMonade@mgpl.org.  Learn more about the STEMonade Stand .
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Apr 25, 2022 Morton Grove Public Library
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This is a Refraction Lab from the STEMonade Stand at the Morton Grove Public Library in Morton Grove, IL. The kit debuted on April 25, 2022. For a print-optimized version of the booklet and the templates, email STEMonade@mgpl.org.  Learn more about the STEMonade Stand .
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Apr 19, 2022 Morton Grove Public Library
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This is a Star Wheel project from the STEMonade Stand at the Morton Grove Public Library in Morton Grove, IL. The kit debuted on April 18, 2022. For a print-optimized version of the booklet, email STEMonade@mgpl.org. Learn more about the STEMonade Stand . Notes for project preppers:  Star wheel templates were adapted from skyandtelescope.org.  We printed the outer blue pocket on paper and the inner wheel on cardstock.
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Apr 19, 2022 Morton Grove Public Library
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This is a Nature Quest: Bugs project from the STEMonade Stand at the Morton Grove Public Library in Morton Grove, IL. The kit debuted on August 30, 2021. For a print-optimized version of the booklet and the bug identifier template, email STEMonade@mgpl.org.  Learn more about the STEMonade Stand. Notes for project preppers: This is a seasonal project. You will have less luck finding and identifying bugs during the winter. 
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Apr 12, 2022 Morton Grove Public Library
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This is a Comet on a Stick project from the STEMonade Stand at the Morton Grove Public Library in Morton Grove, IL. The kit debuted on April 11, 2022. For a print-optimized version of the booklet, email STEMonade@mgpl.org.  Learn more about the STEMonade Stand .
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Apr 11, 2022 Morton Grove Public Library
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This is a Germination Lab project from the STEMonade Stand at the Morton Grove Public Library in Morton Grove, IL. The kit debuted on April 4, 2022. For a print-optimized version of the booklet, email STEMonade@mgpl.org.  Learn more about the STEMonade Stand . Note for project preppers: The plain old dried beans that you find at the grocery store are super-affordable and optimal for observing the germination process.
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Mar 28, 2022 Morton Grove Public Library
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This is a drink pouch stomp rocket project from the STEMonade Stand at the Morton Grove Public Library in Morton Grove, IL. The kit debuted on March 28, 2022. For a print-optimized version of the booklet, email STEMonade@mgpl.org.  Learn more about the STEMonade Stand . Note for project preppers: Duct tape actually does make a difference in this project. Since not everyone has a roll on hand (alas), we included individual strips set on waxed paper. 
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Mar 21, 2022 Morton Grove Public Library
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This is a Nature Quest: Birds project from the STEMonade Stand at the Morton Grove Public Library in Morton Grove, IL. The kit debuted on March 21, 2022. For a print-optimized version of the booklet and the bird identifier template, email STEMonade@mgpl.org.  Learn more about the STEMonade Stand. Notes for project preppers: This is a fun project to do in the spring when the birds are newly active. 
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Mar 14, 2022 Morton Grove Public Library
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This is a pi skyline project from the STEMonade Stand at the Morton Grove Public Library in Morton Grove, IL. The kit debuted on March 14, 2022. For a print-optimized version of the booklet, email STEMonade@mgpl.org.  Learn more about the STEMonade Stand . Note for project preppers: This was our Pi Day project, but you could use it any time you are feeling math-tacular. 
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Mar 10, 2022 Morton Grove Public Library
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This is a waterwheel project from the STEMonade Stand at the Morton Grove Public Library in Morton Grove, IL. The kit debuted on March 7, 2022. For a print-optimized version of the booklet and the triceratops template, email STEMonade@mgpl.org.  Learn more about the STEMonade Stand . Note for project preppers: Our liftable triceratops was made out of waterproof found objects (printed on lamination sheets and mounted on pieces of corrugated plastic). Instead of spending money on extra supplies,...
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Feb 28, 2022 Morton Grove Public Library
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This is a kaleidoscope project from the STEMonade Stand at the Morton Grove Public Library in Morton Grove, IL. The kit debuted on February 28, 2022. For a print-optimized version of the booklet and the templates, email STEMonade@mgpl.org.  Learn more about the STEMonade Stand . Note for project preppers: These days, mirrored cardstock is available and affordable at craft stores.
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Feb 23, 2022 Morton Grove Public Library
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This is a magnetic ice skater project from the STEMonade Stand at the Morton Grove Public Library in Morton Grove, IL. The kit debuted on February 22, 2022. For a print-optimized version of the booklet and the templates, email STEMonade@mgpl.org.  Learn more about the STEMonade Stand . Note for project preppers: We printed the characters on a light cover stock and the trees on plain paper. 
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Feb 14, 2022 Morton Grove Public Library
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This is a tessellation creation project from the STEMonade Stand at the Morton Grove Public Library in Morton Grove, IL. The kit debuted on February 14, 2022. For a print-optimized version of the booklet and the PART-TRAP, email STEMonade@mgpl.org.  Learn more about the STEMonade Stand . Note for project preppers: For optimal tessellating, print your PARTs on cardstock. 
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Feb 8, 2022 Morton Grove Public Library
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This is an anglerfish project from the STEMonade Stand at the Morton Grove Public Library in Morton Grove, IL. The kit debuted on February 7, 2022. For a print-optimized version of the booklet and the anglerfish template, email STEMonade@mgpl.org.  Learn more about the STEMonade Stand . Note for project preppers: Drilling holes in clothespins is fun and easy. Our wire pieces were approximately 10.5 inches in length with the ends stripped for easy engineering. We used 22 gauge solid wire...
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Jan 24, 2022 Morton Grove Public Library
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This is a cup & string telephone project from the STEMonade Stand at the Morton Grove Public Library in Morton Grove, IL. The kit debuted on January 24, 2022. For a print-optimized version of the booklet, email STEMonade@mgpl.org.  Learn more about the STEMonade Stand . Note for project preppers: Paper cups make better telephones than plastic cups. 
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Jan 19, 2022 Morton Grove Public Library
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This is an ice lantern project from the STEMonade Stand at the Morton Grove Public Library in Morton Grove, IL. The kit debuted on January 19, 2022. For a print-optimized version of the booklet, email STEMonade@mgpl.org.  Learn more about the STEMonade Stand . Note for project preppers: Ice orbs are surprisingly awesome and effective. Never underestimate the possibilities of simple supplies. 
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Jan 10, 2022 Morton Grove Public Library
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This is a hanging marble run project from the STEMonade Stand at the Morton Grove Public Library in Morton Grove, IL. The kit debuted on January 10 2022. For a print-optimized version of the booklet, email STEMonade@mgpl.org.  Learn more about the STEMonade Stand . Notes for project preppers: On the paper grocery bags, draw vertical lines about half an inch from either side. When project do-ers cut along those lines, the bag will open up into a single sheet with handles at top and bottom.
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Jan 5, 2022 Morton Grove Public Library
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This is a symmetrical snowflake project from the STEMonade Stand at the Morton Grove Public Library in Morton Grove, IL. The kit debuted on January 4, 2022. For a print-optimized version of the booklet, email STEMonade@mgpl.org.  Learn more about the STEMonade Stand . Notes for project preppers: This project is easy on the budget. You can use standard white copy paper for the strips and hexagons and blue copy or construction paper for the background. Heck, if you have a different contrasting...
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Dec 28, 2021 Morton Grove Public Library
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This is a whirligig spinner project from the STEMonade Stand at the Morton Grove Public Library in Morton Grove, IL. The kit debuted on December 27, 2021. For a print-optimized version of the booklet and the spinner template, email STEMonade@mgpl.org.  Learn more about the STEMonade Stand .  
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Dec 20, 2021 Morton Grove Public Library
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This is a crystal snowflake project from the STEMonade Stand at the Morton Grove Public Library in Morton Grove, IL. The kit debuted on December 20, 2021. For a print-optimized version of the booklet, email STEMonade@mgpl.org.  Learn more about the STEMonade Stand . Note for project preppers: We stuck "Borax Laundry Powder: DO NOT EAT!" stickers on the individual ingredient bags. It seemed a sensible precaution.
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Dec 13, 2021 Morton Grove Public Library
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This is a Coding with Pixels project from the STEMonade Stand at the Morton Grove Public Library in Morton Grove, IL. The kit debuted on December 13, 2021. For a print-optimized version of the booklet and the pixel mat template, email STEMonade@mgpl.org.  Learn more about the STEMonade Stand . Notes for project preppers: Our pixels were 1-inch squares of craft foam, the black circles were construction paper, and we printed the pixel mats on gray copy paper.
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Dec 8, 2021 Morton Grove Public Library
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This is a Twirling T-Rex project from the STEMonade Stand at the Morton Grove Public Library in Morton Grove, IL. The kit debuted on December 6, 2021. For a print-optimized version of the booklet and the T-Rex template, email STEMonade@mgpl.org.  Learn more about the STEMonade Stand . Note for project preppers: The base for the gear system is composed of two pieces of foam core glued together. Materials testing determined that this provided good stability for the toothpicks at minimal cost.
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Dec 2, 2021 Morton Grove Public Library
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This is a shark attack project from the STEMonade Stand at the Morton Grove Public Library in Morton Grove, IL. The kit debuted on November 30, 2021. For a print-optimized version of the booklet and the robo-shark template, email STEMonade@mgpl.org.  Learn more about the STEMonade Stand . Note for project preppers: This project uses minimally fancy craft foam. We printed robo-sharks on plastic laminate sheets since they are waterproof and our library has a random stockpile. Technically, this...
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Nov 22, 2021 Morton Grove Public Library
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This is a coffee-filter chromatography project from the STEMonade Stand at the Morton Grove Public Library in Morton Grove, IL. The kit debuted on November 22, 2021. For a print-optimized version of the booklet, email STEMonade@mgpl.org.  Learn more about the STEMonade Stand . Note for project preppers: You'll need to experiment a bit to determine the best fill lines for your cups. The goal is for the tip of a suspended coffee filter to just touch the water.
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Nov 15, 2021 Morton Grove Public Library
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This is a pop-up geometry project from the STEMonade Stand at the Morton Grove Public Library in Morton Grove, IL. The kit debuted on November 15, 2021. For a print-optimized version of the booklet and the annotated dodecahedron template, email STEMonade@mgpl.org.  Learn more about the STEMonade Stand . Note for project preppers: We cut 8.5" x 11" pieces of corrugated cardboard out of boxes to use as the bases. This made the project sturdy enough to play with repeatedly. 
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Nov 8, 2021 Morton Grove Public Library
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This is a slingshot rocket project from the STEMonade Stand at the Morton Grove Public Library in Morton Grove, IL. The kit debuted on November 8, 2021. For a print-optimized version of the booklet, email STEMonade@mgpl.org.  Learn more about the STEMonade Stand . Notes for project preppers: To make it easier for the kids, we snipped one of the U bends off of the paper clips before adding them to the kits. However, this is totally optional.
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Nov 1, 2021 Morton Grove Public Library
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This is a Roly-Poly Daruma Doll project from the STEMonade Stand at the Morton Grove Public Library in Morton Grove, IL. The kit debuted on November 1, 2021. For a print-optimized version of the booklet and the Daruma doll template, email STEMonade@mgpl.org.  Learn more about the STEMonade Stand .
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Oct 25, 2021 Morton Grove Public Library
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This is a glove monster project from the STEMonade Stand at the Morton Grove Public Library in Morton Grove, IL. The kit debuted on October 25, 2021. For a print-optimized version of the booklet and the monster eye template, email STEMonade@mgpl.org.  Learn more about the STEMonade Stand .
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Oct 19, 2021 Morton Grove Public Library
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This is a fingerprint detective project from the STEMonade Stand at the Morton Grove Public Library in Morton Grove, IL. The kit debuted on October 1, 2021. For a print-optimized version of the booklet and the the fingerprinting card template, email STEMonade@mgpl.org.  Learn more about the STEMonade Stand. Notes for project preppers: Regular tape dispensers are expensive if you want to make these kits in bulk. Refill rolls are much more affordable. 
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Oct 18, 2021 Morton Grove Public Library
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This is a solar system mobile project from the STEMonade Stand at the Morton Grove Public Library in Morton Grove, IL. The kit debuted on October 18, 2021. For a print-optimized version of the booklet and the spiral template, email STEMonade@mgpl.org.  Learn more about the STEMonade Stand.
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Oct 18, 2021 Morton Grove Public Library
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This is an autumn nature sprite project from the STEMonade Stand at the Morton Grove Public Library in Morton Grove, IL. The kit debuted on October 11, 2021. For a print-optimized version of the booklet and the nature sprite templates, email STEMonade@mgpl.org.  Learn more about the STEMonade Stand. Notes for project preppers: We printed our nature sprite templates on our decade-old pretty paper stash. If you don't have an equivalent stash, you can print on cardstock.
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Oct 18, 2021 Morton Grove Public Library
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This is a Cookie Quest game from the STEMonade Stand at the Morton Grove Public Library in Morton Grove, IL. The kit debuted on September 27, 2021. For a print-optimized version of the booklet and the game piece templates, email STEMonade@mgpl.org.  Learn more about the STEMonade Stand. Notes for project preppers: We printed our game board and tiles on printer paper and the tiles on cardstock.
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Sep 21, 2021 Morton Grove Public Library
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This is a balancing robot project from the STEMonade Stand at the Morton Grove Public Library in Morton Grove, IL. The kit debuted on September 21, 2021. The robot template came from Buggy and Buddy: https://buggyandbuddy.com/science-kids-balancing-robot-free-printable/. For a print-optimized version of the booklet, email STEMonade@mgpl.org.  Learn more about the STEMonade Stand. Notes for project preppers: We printed our robots on cardstock. 
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Sep 13, 2021 Morton Grove Public Library
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This is a Legendary Sports Stats project from the STEMonade Stand at the Morton Grove Public Library in Morton Grove, IL. The kit debuted on September 13, 2021. For a print-optimized version of the booklet, email STEMonade@mgpl.org.  Learn more about the STEMonade Stand. Notes for project preppers: Punch a couple of holes in each cup to make it easy for kids to attach their yarn.
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Sep 7, 2021 Morton Grove Public Library
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This is a Matchstick Game from the STEMonade Stand at the Morton Grove Public Library in Morton Grove, IL. The kit debuted on September 7, 2021. For a print-optimized version of the booklet and the game mat template, email STEMonade@mgpl.org.  Learn more about the STEMonade Stand. Notes for project preppers: No, we did not give children matches. Our fake matches were brown cardstock pieces, 1.5 inches x 0.25 inch, with the tips colored red. 
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Aug 23, 2021 Morton Grove Public Library
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This is a Sun Buddy project from the STEMonade Stand at the Morton Grove Public Library in Morton Grove, IL. The kit debuted on August 23, 2021. For a print-optimized version of the booklet, email STEMonade@mgpl.org.  Learn more about the STEMonade Stand.
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Aug 17, 2021 Morton Grove Public Library
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This is a straw jump rope project from the STEMonade Stand at the Morton Grove Public Library in Morton Grove, IL. The kit debuted on August 17, 2021. For a print-optimized version of the booklet, email STEMonade@mgpl.org.  Learn more about the STEMonade Stand. Notes for project preppers: This was one of those "clean out the leftover supplies" kits. Your parts do not need to be as specific as the ones listed in the booklet. Don't have 100 random extra-wide straw halves? Just cut a...
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Aug 9, 2021 Morton Grove Public Library
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This is a pirate paddleboat project from the STEMonade Stand at the Morton Grove Public Library in Morton Grove, IL. The kit debuted on August 9, 2021. For a print-optimized version of the booklet, email STEMonade@mgpl.org.  Learn more about the STEMonade Stand. Notes for project preppers: Box cutters are useful for slicing craft sticks lengthwise. A serrated bread knife is the best tool for cutting cross sections of pool noodle. You do need to prep the paper clips for this project. A standard...
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Aug 2, 2021 Morton Grove Public Library
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This is a shadow lab project from the STEMonade Stand at the Morton Grove Public Library in Morton Grove, IL. The kit debuted on August 2, 2021. For a print-optimized version of the booklet, email STEMonade@mgpl.org.  Learn more about the STEMonade Stand. Notes for project preppers: Our library has boxes of printable transparency sheets leftover from decades past. These make great printable rulers. If you do not have such a windfall, you can print rulers on cardstock to include with the kits. 
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Jul 26, 2021 Morton Grove Public Library
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This is a constellation luminary project from the STEMonade Stand at the Morton Grove Public Library in Morton Grove, IL. The kit debuted on June 28, 2021. The luminary template was used with the permission of Red Ted Art. For a print-optimized version of the booklet, email STEMonade@mgpl.org.  Learn more about the STEMonade Stand. Note for project preppers: Be sure to use LED tealights in your luminaries. Cardboard cubes and fire are not friends. 
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Jul 26, 2021 Morton Grove Public Library
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This is a pan pipes project from the STEMonade Stand at the Morton Grove Public Library in Morton Grove, IL. The kit debuted on July 26, 2021. For a print-optimized version of the booklet and the pan pipes song page, email STEMonade@mgpl.org.  Learn more about the STEMonade Stand. Notes for project preppers: To get the right musical notes, cut straws to lengths of 17.5 cm, 15.5 cm, 13.5 cm, 12.5 cm, and 11 cm. 
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Jul 19, 2021 Morton Grove Public Library
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This is a plastic egg parachute project from the STEMonade Stand at the Morton Grove Public Library in Morton Grove, IL. The kit debuted on July 19, 2021. For a print-optimized version of the booklet, email STEMonade@mgpl.org.  Learn more about the STEMonade Stand. Note for project preppers: You can cut old zip-top bags into big circles to make the "transparent circle" parachute components. Alternately, you can have the kiddos cannibalize their kit bags.
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Jul 12, 2021 Morton Grove Public Library
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This is an LED flashlight project from the STEMonade Stand at the Morton Grove Public Library in Morton Grove, IL. The kit debuted on July 12, 2021. For a print-optimized version of the booklet, email STEMonade@mgpl.org.  Learn more about the STEMonade Stand. Notes for project preppers: For this project, we used 5 mm LED lights and 3V coin batteries. The tiny flashlights don't require much copper tape -- two 1.5-inch strips per kit was sufficient.
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Jul 7, 2021 Morton Grove Public Library
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This is a digestive system project from the STEMonade Stand at the Morton Grove Public Library in Morton Grove, IL. The kit debuted on July 6, 2021. For a print-optimized version of the booklet, email STEMonade@mgpl.org.  Learn more about the STEMonade Stand. Note: The life-size human organ printables were used with permission of  Adventure in a Box . 
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Jun 30, 2021 Morton Grove Public Library
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This is a snake puzzle project from the STEMonade Stand at the Morton Grove Public Library in Morton Grove, IL. The kit debuted on June 14, 2021. For a print-optimized version of the booklet and the puzzle board templates, email STEMonade@mgpl.org.  Learn more about the STEMonade Stand. Note for project preppers: We used 1-oz party favor containers of Play-Doh in our kits. 
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Jun 21, 2021 Morton Grove Public Library
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This is a skytale cipher project from the STEMonade Stand at the Morton Grove Public Library in Morton Grove, IL. The kit debuted on June 21, 2021. For a print-optimized version of the booklet, email STEMonade@mgpl.org.  Learn more about the STEMonade Stand. Note for project preppers: For your secret messages, cut strips of tabloid or legal sized paper into 1/2-inch strips.
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Jun 7, 2021 Morton Grove Public Library
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This is an egg-speriment from the STEMonade Stand at the Morton Grove Public Library in Morton Grove, IL. The kit debuted on June 7, 2021. For a print-optimized version of the booklet, email STEMonade@mgpl.org.  Learn more about the STEMonade Stand. Notes for project preppers: You need to use heavy duty paper plates for this experiment to work.
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